Monthly Archives: March 2011

New CRKP super-bug infecting hundreds in Southern California hospitals

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Health officials in southern California are trying to prevent panic as a Superbug continues to spread among hospitals.

According to The Daily Mail (U.K.), reports of a spread of the drug-resistant virus Klebsiella pnueumoniae (CRKP) have raised concern at some hospitals.

About 40 percent of people infected with CRKP, a bacteria related to E. coli, die. It causes severe kidney damage and has fought any antibiotics used to treat it.

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health confirmed that 350 people were infected with CRKP during a 7-month period during 2010. Among those cases, more than half (53 percent) were acquired from acute-care hospitals. At least 41 percent were acquired at long-term hospitals and another 6 percent from nursing homes.

People – especially the elderly – are most likely to acquire CRKP. Long stays in a hospital or taking antibiotics for extended periods of time increase the risk of acquiring the Superbug.

Article courtesy of: Accident Injury Blog

 

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Food Processing Problems and Solution

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WHY BIONI?

Bioni can offer a long-term solution to the problems you see in the video below.  These are typical problems in the Food & Beverage Industry.  Companies now have a solution with Bioni.

Solution

Bioni System Food can eliminate the problems seen in the video and save Food & Beverage processing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and numerous headaches.  Mold, bacteria, and other microbial threats cannot inhibit the coating film FOR THE LIFE OF THE COATING.  Bioni is extremely durable, which allows for pressure washing and the use of typical cleaners used in F&B processing without the need to worry about Bioni losing it’s functions.

Bioni also has the highest Class A (Per ASTM E84) Non-Flammability (0 flame spread, 5 smoke development)

With a constant eye on the environment, all Systems and Products do not just meet the minimum requirement of “Green” we’re Zero VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds).

The below picture is 6 months after the application of System Food on the ceiling and walls.  The previous application of another coating, which is commonly used in F & B processing experienced problems after just 4 months!  These problems (Peeling, Flaking, Mold & Bacteria) start because these coatings are not designed to withstand the typical environment within F & B processing facilities.  This has always been the problem and the reason why Bioni felt the need to design something far different and innovative.  With the advanced manufacturing process of Nanotechnology and the help of one of the largest (more than 10,000 scientists) and most prestigious scientific institutes in the world The Fruanhofer Institute, Bioni has accomplish the goal in manufacturing the most advanced coating on the planet with benefits and functions never before possible.  Bioni is patented internationally (Patent # US 7736423)

You can’t change the processing environment but you can change the surface with Bioni.

As mentioned in a our previous post (here), Bioni was just tested against Listeria, E. Coli, & Pseudomonas aeruginosa, these top the list of some of the most serious bacteria’s F & B facilities face.

After just 4 days no sign of the bacteria was found inhibiting the coating film.  Bioni also has a log-5 (99.999%) reduction of MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus) & VRE (Enterococcus faecalis) on the coating film*.

Call us toll free at (888)717-4517 or email info@Bioni-USA.com

*Bioni System Food provides anti-microbial properties to prevent the growth of microbes on the coating film only.  The anti-microbial properties do not protect food, beverages, users or others against bacteria, germs or mold spores and do not substitute hygiene measurements and practices.